H & R DANIEL, Stoke on Trent
At the age of 54 Henry Daniel set up an independent china manufactory and enamelling business in 1822 in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire after departing from his association with Josiah Spode. Until the date of his departure, Henry Daniel was a colour maker and china painter. He ran an independent painting operation that decorated most of Spode's fine china. He was also the source of many technical advances in the field of china-painting. He went into partnership with his eldest son Richard; hence the name H&R Daniel. The business was extremely successful for most of its life and was in production until 1846. The Daniel concern manufactured stone china, ironstone and eathernwares at its Shelton works, but the supreme decorations and shapes were reserved for the bone china wares produced at its factory in Stoke. Approximately 5500 patterns were produced over the 24 year life of this business. Few of the pieces are marked with the name of the factory but are identifiable from their shapes and their fine decoration.